WHAT ARE POWDERED EGGS?
Powdered eggs are made from REAL fresh eggs, this shouldn’t be confused with an egg substitute. First, the eggs are washed and then opened. The liquid egg product is then filtered and chilled, which destroys bacteria such as salmonella. Next, the egg product are dried, usually through a spray-drying process, to create a free-flowing powder.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE POWDERED EGGS IN MY FOOD STORAGE?
- It can save YOU money! To figure it out, you should know that most cans contain the equivalent of 12 1/2 dozen large eggs (or about 18 dozen medium eggs). So take the total price of the can and divide it by 12.5 (or 18 if you normally purchase medium eggs) to see what the cost per dozen is.
- No fear of harmful bacterias like Salmonella. You can use it in doughs and batter and have your kids (or maybe even you!) eat the dough or lick the beaters again with out any fear of bacteria. (Remember, powdered eggs have the bacteria-like Salmonella killed in the drying process.
- You can half an egg now.
- It’s a great way to have kids helping you cook (no spilled eggs or egg shells in your food).
- You never know when egg prices will rise or when a shortage will come so even if it’s not cheaper to use your powdered eggs right now, I’d still suggest getting some to have on hand in case one of the scenarios occurs.
WHERE SHOULD I STORE MY POWDERED EGGS?
Store them in a cool, dry area. (They don’t need to be refrigerated after opening.) If stored correctly, they will last 5-7 years unopened or a year opened. Perfect food storage food.
HOW MANY CANS OF POWDERED EGGS SHOULD I HAVE IN MY ONE YEAR SUPPLY OF FOOD STORAGE?
Think of how many eggs your family eats in a week, then take that number and multiply it by 52. That is how many eggs your family will eat, on average in a year. A can of eggs has the equivalent of 18 dozen medium eggs or 12.5 dozen large eggs. Take the number of eggs your family will eat in a year and divide it by the number of either medium or large eggs, depending on which size you buy. This should give you a good idea of how many cans you will need in your one-year supply of food storage food.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE POWDERED EGGS?
- Before you purchase, make sure you are purchasing WHOLE EGGS. They also have scrambled egg mix (a mix of powdered eggs, shortening and milk alternative) which I wouldn’t recommend purchasing and will not work in your baking or cooking.
- It’s also important to note, before you start comparing prices, that each company will list a different amount of eggs in the can-DON’T PANIC! Each can has the same amount of egg powder (and it’s all the same egg powder, they get it from the same retailer) but each company has a different amount of what they call an “egg.” And why not, if you use 3.5 T. dry egg powder vs. 1 T. dry egg powder you’ll go through their can much faster. I based my calculations listed above off what I know works which is 1 T. dry egg powder for 1 medium egg or 2 T. dry egg powder for a large egg.
- These are not sold at LDS canneries. If you live in Utah, you can purchase them at Wal-Mart or the Macey’s grocery store. If you don’t live in Utah, they are easily found online…
- Shelf Reliance (click for current pricing)
- Honeyville Grains (click for current pricing)
- Augason Farms (click for current pricing)
- Emergency Essentials (click for current pricing)
HOW DO I USE POWDERED EGGS IN MY BAKING/COOKING?
It’s simple really, in any recipe calling for eggs use 1 T. dry egg powder + 2 T. water for a medium egg or 2 T. dry egg powder + 1/4 c. water for a large egg.
- If you want a ready reference for using powdered eggs your kitchen, check out my food storage conversion charts. They will help you with powdered eggs, powdered milk, and magic mix.